Cate Carson - Writer / Director
Cate’s vast experiences with heroes and villains alike as a Detective & Military Intelligence Specialist, ignited her passion for directing/writing. She wields bold and atmospheric storytelling in suspense thrillers and genre-blending films, with a future goal of directing blockbusters with iconic characters. She has award-winning feature screenplays and short films, including the national competition Lionsgate short “Masque,” which also earned her a WIF directing award at the Crystal & Lucy’s and had over 3 million views. She was an HBO’s Project Greenlight finalist and a director selectee for the Alliance of Women Directors Short Film Program grant, “Of Mine”, which premiered at Disney Studios in 2018.
Her latest film, “The Plumber” was a 12x best of fest/best director winner, screened at several Oscar-qualifying festivals, was a winner in the 6th annual Stage 32 short film contest, and earned her the Marlyn Mason award for new voices at Rhode Island Int’l Film Fest. She was fortunate to be selected as 1 of 9 fellows in the “Future Directors of Studio Features Initiative” by Blackmagic Design’s Collective in 2021 and moved forward in the Next Level: Feature Directors initiative for 2022.